Evaluation of Mind-Body Groups on the Quality of Life of Cancer Patients
Pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression, nausea, sexual impairment, body image disturbance,
relationship strains, existential distress and role losses are all potential "side-effects"
of living with cancer and its treatment. Behavioral interventions have shown some success in
mitigating distress and QOL impairment among cancer patients. The purpose of this
randomized-controlled study is to compare the effects of Mind-body group interventions on
the quality of life of patients with advanced cancer. Patients are randomized to one of two
psychotherapy groups, which occur weekly for eight weeks. Quality of life assessments are
conducted at baseline and two and four-month intervals.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy
baseline to 2 months and 4 months
Alyson Moadel, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
United States: Institutional Review Board
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